Awakening In The Dragon Age (Update)

Fantasy fans rejoice! BioWare just released information on the first official expansion to Dragon Age: Origins–the best RPG of 2009 and, personally, my favorite game of the same year.

From the Makers of the Best RPG of 2009, Dragon Age: Origins, comes the first official expansion pack.

For centuries, the Grey Wardens—the ancient order of guardians, sworn to unite and defend the lands—have been battling the darkspawn forces. Legend spoke that slaying the Archdemon would have put an end to the darkspawn threat for centuries to come, but somehow they remain.

You are the Grey Warden Commander and have been entrusted with the duty of rebuilding the order of Grey Wardens and uncovering the secrets of the darkspawn and how they managed to remain.

How you choose to rebuild your order, how you resolve the conflict with “The Architect”, and how you determine the fate of the darkspawn will be but some of the many complex choices that await and shape your journey as you venture to the new land of Amaranthine.

A Stunning World Expanded: BioWare’s deepest universe to date just got bigger with an all new area of the world to explore, Amaranthine
  • Unlock the secrets of the Darkspawn and their true motivations
  • Rebuild the Grey Warden order and establish their base of operations at Vigil’s Keep

All-new Complex Moral Choices: Embark on an epic story that is completely defined and reactive to your play style

  • Shape your entire experience based on the choices you make and how your handle complex situations

New Ways to Customize your Hero: Experience additional spells, abilities, specializations, and items to further personalize and customize your hero and party

  • Import your character from Dragon Age: Origins or start anew as a Grey Warden from the neighboring land of Orlais
  • Encounter five all-new party members and an old favorite from Dragon Age: Origins

Even more Bone-Crushing, Visceral Combat: Battle against a new range of horrific and terrifying creatures

  • Put your skills to the test against an evolved, intelligent breed of Darkspawn and other menacing creatures including the Inferno Golem and Spectral Dragon!
  • From the screenshots, it appears that there is going to be a generous helping of dragons in this outing. And “an old favorite” returns? I have my suspicions on who that could be.

    What do you guys think? It looks like more Dragon Age to me, and that is most definitely a good thing. Oh, and BioWare, if you listening: get rolling on that sequel already!

    Dragon Age: Origins — The Awakening is available for pre-order now and, according to GameStop, is scheduled for a March 16th release. Visit the official site for more details.

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    • This WILL BE BOUGHT. Oh. My. GOD!!
      Can’t wait for this. I’d like to see when Return to Ostagar is hitting, now that it’s been delayed.